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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Robinredbreast, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Afternoon friends, another lay in and tomorrow is going to be quite busy. BG was 5.9 so not too shabby and no hypos yesterday. :) I forgot to mention HMRC asked a lot of questions for requesting evidence of my NI number and somehow I remembered my extremely old address. But they'll send it through the post :) I've looked more into the pump and sensor and it's like an additional 7 steps to apply the sensor. I think I'll grab my bf by the ear for help. :hilarious:
     
  2. Kim Possible

    Kim Possible Type 1 · Expert

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    @MeiChanski it's fantastic you are preparing for your pump and getting to know how it works.
    I would say "don't panic" about whether you will struggle when you have a real one. The Pump Bootcamp will walk you through it and probably in a way that makes sense to the guy who has never looked at anything on the Internet, let alone watching the Medtronic vids.
    The great thing about your preparations is the list of questions you will have beforehand and knowing when to ask them and when to pay special attention.
    On my pump intro, and one of the women bought her husband along so they could learn together. And some of us exchanged email addresses so we could help each other out.
    Then there are one or two people on the forum who have a little bit of experience.
     
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  3. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I've seen other pumperinos have been able to apply the sensor by themselves. I find it shocking that it's not as simple as sticking a libre sensor on. Why does medical equipment have to be so wasteful? the amount of plastic is making me scream. I have written down a few questions to ask for an in depth answer. Did you have any skin reactions when you had your tubed pump? I don't know whether it is worth preparing for that, I'm not having any issues wearing a libre sensor and I know the glue patch could be different.
     
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    Kim Possible Type 1 · Expert

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    I had mild irritation so was able to get SkinTac. This is no longer available for me but Animas were over generous so I still have some spare.
    When they run out, I will try cavolin (sp?) because it is cheaper.
    As we are all different, I would try without first. If you find you need something it is available from most pharmacies or online.

    I agree on the amount of wastage. I find the Libre applicator is wasteful and wish I could recycle more.
    Animas provided all the reservoirs and cannula in non recyclable plastic wrap which annoyed me.
    But I did pull the cannula applicator apart and recycle as much as possible. The extra advantage was less to go in the sharps bin so that lasted longer.
     
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  5. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I did have a look at a few different skin application products but thank you, I'll see if it's okay on the skin. Oh gosh, I said the same thing over and over again to my bf, could Abbort not make a reusable inserter for the sensor and just pack the sensors into a smaller box?
     
  6. hh1

    hh1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, busy weekend, people here all day yesterday, catching up with myself today. @Cumberland lovely picture of your little girl, bet she's as sweet as she looks.

    Not much to report, bg okay, puppy intermittently fab and not so fab (as in when she has no intention of doing anything I know she's learnt because there's something she'd rather do). @Mel dCP your course sounds fascinating; I sometimes think I need to go back to study to keep my brain working though if I ever do it'll be for me rather than the great job you're training for. And the beach looks great!
     
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    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I found these videos on the Medtronic 640 very useful, before I got the pump and after. Think there are about 8 of them and very light hearted and informative

     
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  8. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  9. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope everyone is enjoying what's left of the weekend. I found the most perfect shirt, it has a text on it that says "Iced coffee and insulin" and I thought that's so me. :hilarious::hilarious: Unfortunately the shirt is $35 :arghh::grumpy:
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, I’m in A&E waiting to get my head X-rayed after falling and whacking it on a bedside table just to make sure I’ve not broken my cheekbone. Or my jaw. Plus I might have concussion. Hey ho. On the plus side, I hardly spilt any of the coffee I was holding at the time :D
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ouch, I hope you feel better soon. How did that happen? accidentally slipped? :(
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Mel dCP You are supposed to be treating others not having them treat you! Hope all comes back ok.
    @helensaramay Cavilon! Use it under my Libre.
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Got my foot caught in the loop handle of a jute bag of hangers on my wardrobe door that had slipped off the knob. Fell full length to the floor an clobbered my head on the bedside table. And then again on a little wooden stool next to it. Got a cut to my temple and a graze to my cheekbone.
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh man, do we need to wrap you in bubble wrap? :arghh:
     
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    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Get Husbeast and the Youth to divert staff, stick the x-ray machine in your battle handbag, then hide it in your purple shed.

    I'm not entirely sure why you should embark on that sort of illegal activity, but gut instinct tells me that, post-Brexit, there's going to be a huge demand for "off licence" x-ray scans in the valleys.
     
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  16. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a secret stash of oreos and coke somewhere if yall need hypo treatments. :hilarious:
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope they don’t keep you waiting too long. :banghead:
     
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  18. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    BORED NOW
     
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  19. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Could Hubeast kiss it better and call it day? ;)
    I hope they don't keep you too long. :(
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I SPY ......with my little eye something beginning with D.
     
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